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Mark Prior # - P

  • Age: 33
  • DOB: 1980/09/07
  • POB: San Diego, CA
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 2001 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHis mid-90's fastball had good movement, and he could throw it with pinpoint precision. Had poise and presence when on the mound. His early years were outstanding and he looked poised to become a great pitcher.
FlawsInjuries devastated what could have been a great career, since he boasted enormous potential. Unreasonable expectations hurt him, too, especially when combined with poor health.
Career potentialFragile but very talented right-hander that didn't pan out due to injury.

Honours and Awards

2003Named to the All-Star Game
2001USA Baseball - Golden Spikes Award (Top amateur baseball player in the country)
2001College Baseball - Dick Howser Trophy (Top player)
2001College Baseball - Rotary Smith Award (Player of the Year)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/12/09Announced his retirement.
2013/06/28Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2013/03/01Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2012/08/17Released by the Boston Red Sox.
2012/05/02Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2010/12/14Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2010/09/04Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2009/08/03Released by the San Diego Padres.
2009/01/13Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2008/03/27Shoulder injury, late September.
2007/12/26Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2007/12/12Chicago Cubs declined to tender a contract.
2007/07/13Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2007/03/28Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2007/01/31Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2006/10/02Missed the last 48 regular season games (right shoulder tendinitis).
2006/08/12Right shoulder tendinitis, 15-day DL.
2006/07/21Missed 6 games (left oblique muscle strain).
2006/07/14Left oblique muscle strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 5th, 2006).
2006/06/18Missed 67 games (shoulder injury).
2006/03/28Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 27th, 2006).
2006/01/28Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2005/06/26Missed 27 games (elbow injury).
2005/05/28Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2005/04/12Missed 7 games (elbow injury).
2005/04/03Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2004/06/04Missed 52 games (achilles tendon).
2004/05/06Achilles tendon, 60-day DL.
2004/03/30Achilles tendon, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26th, 2004).
2003/08/04Missed 18 games (right shoulder injury).
2003/07/21Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 12th, 2003).
2002/09/30Missed 27 games (left hamstring injury).
2002/09/02Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2002/09/01Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2002/05/22Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2002/03/24Optioned to West Tenn (AA).

Trades

2013/03/01Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2012/05/02Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2010/12/14Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2010/09/04Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2007/12/26Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres.
2001/06/05Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round in 2001.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013LouisvilleAAA70000009.29550491.344.66
2012PawtucketAAA1901010025.0151111423381.523.96
2011Scranton/WBAAA10000001.00000000.000.00
2011TampaA30000003.02220221.336.00
2011GCL YankeesR76000008.032102130.621.12
2010Oklahoma CityAAA10000001.02000123.000.00
2006Chicago CubsNL991600043.2463935928381.697.21
2006IowaAAA11000006.241001100.750.00
2006West TennAA11100005.04331241.205.40
2006PeoriaA22020007.07431081.003.86
2005Chicago CubsNL2727117010166.2143736825591881.213.67
2005IowaAAA11010006.09770171.6710.50
2004Chicago CubsNL212164000118.2112535314481391.354.02
2004IowaAAA11100005.132221100.753.38
2004LansingA22000007.121101130.411.23
2003Chicago CubsNL3030186031211.1183675715502451.102.43
2002Chicago CubsNL191966010116.298454314381471.173.32
2002IowaAAA331100016.11310318241.291.65
2002West TennAA664100034.2261610010551.042.60
TotalNL1061064229051657.0582277256772237571.233.51
TotalAAA3463210071.05536287391001.323.55
TotalAA775100039.2301913112591.062.95
TotalA740200017.1117613230.813.12
TotalR76000008.032102130.621.12

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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